Ayurveda is an ancient system of healing that developed in India thousands of years ago. Based in nature, its tools are foods, plants, lifestyle changes, yoga and other activities designed to restore balance to the body and mind. Historically, Ayurveda has been effective in resolving many difficulties including:
- Stress-related problems (insomnia, headaches, irritability, anxiety, depression)
- Digestive issues (chronic indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, hyperacidity)
- Menstrual difficulties (heavy flow, pain, irregularity, scanty flow, PMS, infertility)
- Joint pain or discomfort, low back pain, fibromyalgia
- Obesity, excess weight, edema, water retention
- Eczema, psoriasis and other skin disorders
- Hot flashes and discomfort from menopause
Health recommendations are tailored to each individual’s unique constitution and current situation. Troublesome signs of disease are removed by addressing the root cause of the problem, not just the symptoms.
Ayurveda has a great deal to offer those of us who live far from the sunny land of its birthplace. This wisdom from another time is precisely what our frenetic, accomplishment-driven culture can use to reconnect to a deep source of balance and health.
In Sanskrit, the word for health is svastha; sva refers to “self” and stha means “to be located.” Thus the very meaning of health is, “to be located or centered in one’s self.” Most of us could use some help to find that center, that self, our Self. Ayurveda provides a map. I look forward to working with you.